REVIEW: Cloze app for iPhone and iPad

The inbox is human again! Keep your email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts all in one place.

Our Verdict

Not a new idea, but Cloze is brilliantly executed, and its focus on Key People makes it genuinely useful.

For

  • Excellent tool for monitoring important stuff
  • Key people and bulk mail works well

Against

  • Score system needs work

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You’d never know it from its name, but Cloze (opens in new tab) is designed to help you manage and improve online relationships with the important people in life.

It does this by presenting communication between you by email, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in one unified inbox. Cloze automatically splits your contacts into two groups – Key People, and everyone else. It does this by allocating each of your contacts a score based on how often you communicate with them, the form that communication takes, how often they respond to you and the breadth of topics you discuss.

Cloze presents communication between you by email, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in one unified inbox

Cloze presents communication between you by email, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in one unified inbox

For anyone who feels overwhelmed by the deluge of tweets, Facebook posts and emails, Cloze is an excellent tool for monitoring the important stuff, while allowing you to ignore the rest. We’re not sold on the score system, but the automatic selection of Key People and Bulk Mail worked very well.

Cloze is an excellent tool for monitoring the important stuff

Cloze is an excellent tool for monitoring the important stuff

You'll find this review, and many more, in Tap! Magazine issue 28.

Key info

  • Works with: iPhone, iPod, iPad
  • Universal: No
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • App size: 13MB
  • Developer: Cloze, Inc
  • Age rating: 4+

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The Verdict
8

out of 10

Cloze

Not a new idea, but Cloze is brilliantly executed, and its focus on Key People makes it genuinely useful.

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